To the unlearned tourist, indeed, Albania is a puzzle of the highest order
Edward Lear – 1854
WHO ARE WE?
Our Own Expeditions can trace its roots back 25 years. We are a boutique travel operator that offers diverse, high quality, and personalized travelling experiences that are engrained with staunch geotourism principles.
We are passionate about sharing the culture, history, food, wine, art, music, and natural wonders of Albania with what we call, the “Thinking Traveller”. We firmly believe that the types of people that want to visit and explore Albania are curious by nature, adventurous, knowledge seekers, and appreciators of beauty, quality, and life changing experiences.
Whether you are a historical enthusiast, an explorer with a thirst for adventure, or someone looking to discover the unique culture of these lands, we can help you create moments that will stay with you forever.
Our ethos centers around our ongoing commitment to the preservation of history, authenticity, and sustainability. We are proud to share with you our handcrafted VIP tours. Our promise to you is to ensure that your journey is your own experience, your own expedition.
WHAT OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING
What a great trip to Albania, Macedonia & Greece we had! What a beautiful country! Thank you hugely for putting together such a wonderfully balanced journey. Our patient guide and knowledgeable, Kela was excellent! I think she showed us all the best spots in the time we had, and with a bright smile, she could talk the stone faced guards or policemen into getting her way. The food was excellent and she made sure I had a dairy-free meal. I felt very taken care of, safe and spoiled. A great trip all the way around! thank you! thank you very much, warm wishes
HELGA AND LARRY
Auron Tare is a co-founder of Our Own Expeditions. Extremely active in culture heritage issues and preservation initiatives throughout the country. After serving as a member of the scientific committee for many years, in 2018 he was elected as Chairman of UNESCO Underwater Scientific Committee. Auron's current project is creating an agro-tourism farm.
Nancy Tare is a native Michigander. She graduated from the University of Michigan and is Managing Partner. For the past 12 years, she has managed operations and sustainability programs while ensuring each tour has a positive impact on the region. Nancy is the Country Director for Western Balkans Geotourism Network.
A local of Saranda, Lola is a certified guide that possess knowledgeable information not just about the history of the sites but interesting details to local living in the south. With a teaching degree in education she is accustomed to making her tours entertaining and thought provoking.